Jelena Jankovic has defeated Samantha Stosur of Australia in the first round of Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 2013. Jankovic won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 6-4. The match went on for just 96 minutes.
The outcome of the match was surprising. It wasn’t expected as Stosur was higher in world rankings than Jankovic. But, Jankovic put up a great show on the clay courts of Stuttgart and knocked the Australian player out of the competition.
In the post match interview, Jankovic said, “Sam is a very good player on the clay courts and the last time I had played against her on clay courts, she had defeated me. So, that was in the back of my mind. I knew it would be tough for me, but, thankfully, I was in good touch today and the match went in my favour.”
“It always boosts your confidence when you win against a player who is in top 10 in the world rankings. This is certainly the kind of start that I needed. Hopefully, things will go well for me in the further matches as well.”
On the other hand, Stosur was looking totally frustrated. The Australian super star said, “It was really a tough day for me. I didn’t serve well at all and probably didn’t deserve to win.”
“I hadn’t expected myself to be out from the first round, but, it happens sometimes. I will keep working hard and will bounce back in the upcoming tournaments.”
Jankovic broke Stosur’s serve a couple of times in the match, once in each set.
In the first set, the Serbian player got the breakthrough in the 9th game and then, wrapped up the set by winning her next service game.
In the second set, Stosur dropped her serve in the 3rd game and never managed to come back after that. Jankovic held her remaining serve and made her way into the second round quite comfortably.
In the second round, Jankovic will face the local girl Sabine Lisicki.